Variyar's Knowledge Centre, Kangeyanallur, Vellore
Variyar's Knowledge Centre is a Tomb Complex of Thiru Muruga Kirupananda Variyar, a Shaivite spiritual teacher located at Kangeyanallur in Vellore District of Tamilnadu. This Centre is also called as Variyar Swamigal Gnana Thiruvalagam. Kirupananda Variyar Knowledge Center, Tomb Complex of Kirupananda Variyar is situated opposite to Kangeyanallur Subramanya Swamy Temple. There is a 24 hours Moksha deepam burning here facing the North direction.
Thiru Muruga Kirupananda Variyar was a Shaivite spiritual teacher from India. Variyar, popularly known as Variyar Swamigal was born in Kangeyanallur, a small village on the bank of Palar river. This province is referred to as Thondai Nadu in Sangam literature. Variyar Swamigal received the award Isai Perarignar in 1967, given to Tamil musicians every year by the Tamil Isai Sangam of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. Thiru Muruga Kirupananda Variyar manifestation happened on 25.08.1906 and his sacred life mingled with the space on 7.11.1993. This Temple has been built by Kayilai Mani P. Rajagopal Annachi the owner of Hotel Saravana Bhavan Chennai.
Kirupananda Variyar Knowledge Center
Kirupananda Variyar Knowledge Center, Tomb Complex of Kirupananda Variyar is situated opposite to Kangeyanallur Subramanya Swamy Temple. There is a 24 hours Moksha deepam burning here facing the North direction. The Idol of Kirupananda Variyar in sitting and gracing gesture has been erected on the tomb, housing the tomb, a beautiful temple has been constructed. The Entire area of the temple is of 139 feet in Length and 102 feet in width.
Saravanapoikai can be found after entering into the main Mandapam (Hall) of the complex. This was built by Kirupananda Variyar. To the left of this Saravana Poigai, a statue of Kirupananda Variyar with a Kamandalam in his hand, in standing gesture inside a small mandapam, and turning right to the Poigai, another mandapam in which an idol of God child Arumugam could be seen.
The main Mandapam of the complex measures 59 feet by 46 feet in length and breadth respectively. After passing through the main mandapam we can see the Hexagonally constructed temple wherein we can have the Dharshan of Swamigal in a blessing gesture with smiling face and abounding compassion in his eyes. Each face of the six faces of the Hexagonal temple constituted by rectangles with a base of 7 feet and height of 22 feet. Thus, the faces of the Hexagonal Temple represent the six faces of Lord 'Arumugam'.
Then stepping into the sanctum of the temple we see the samadhi of our swamigal (6 feet by 3 feet) decorated with flowers constituting a Shiva Lingam. An everlasting light being spread from a lamp which is positioned facing to the North (facing the head of the Samadhi). The Icon of Swamigal stands aside the samadhi. The Icon measures 35 inches in height and 68-75 inches including the Peedam (base).
The Domed-roof of the sanctum is built to a height of 36 feet and provided with a Golden Pinnacle of 5 feet height. To go around the temple, a clean and beautiful pathway among a greenish lawn has been laid and decorated with electric luminaires and an artificial spring. A Guest House with all facilities has been built behind the Temple for the devotees to stay there. Arupadai Veedu Murugan Kalai Arangam, an Arts and Cultural Hall with a huge stage has been built to the south of the Temple.
Poojas are being performed daily. There are three Poojas conducted every day. They are;
· Morning Pooja at 7.00 A.M.
· Noon Pooja at 11.30 A.M.
· Evening at 7.00 P.M.
Special pooja after Abishekam are being performed on Sashti days and Kiruthigai day of every month. The idol of Swamigal is taken on a devotional procession around the temple and streets during Kiruthigai days. Abishekam after conducting Yagam on full moon day of every month is performed. During Full moon day Pooja celebrations, Full feast is offered for 1000 people and food pockets for 1000 children are also distributed.
Variyar Swamigal Gnana Thiruvalagam
1, Subramanya Swami Koyil Street,
Kangeyanallur, Vellore – 632006
Phone: +91 416 248 922 / 240 173
Mobile: +91 98423 11755
Kirupananda Variyar Knowledge Center is located at about 2.5 Kms from Kangeyanallur Road Bus Stop, 5 Kms from Katpadi, 4 Kms from Vellore, 27 Kms from Arcot, 25 Kms from Ranipet and 140 Kms from Chennai. Nearest Railway Stations are located at Katpadi (4 Kms) and Vellore (8 Kms). Nearest Airport is located at Chennai (130 Kms).